noun, plural en·tre·pre·neurs [ahn-truh-pruh-nurz, -noo rz; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] /ˌɑn trə prəˈnɜrz, -ˈnʊərz; French ɑ̃ trə prəˈnœr/.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of entrepreneur
Examples from the Web for entrepreneurship
A great benefit of the ubiquity of the Internet in the developed world has been the facilitation of a new age of entrepreneurship.
They make us realize, he explains, that “proximity is important to entrepreneurship.”
“I like the risk-and-reward factor of entrepreneurship,” Bagwell, 27, explains.
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Word Origin for entrepreneur
1828, "manager or promoter of a theatrical production," reborrowing of French entrepreneur "one who undertakes or manages," agent noun from Old French entreprendre "undertake" (see enterprise). The word first crossed the Channel late 15c. but did not stay. Meaning "business manager" is from 1852. Related: Entrepreneurship.
One who starts a business or other venture that promises economic gain but that also entails risks.